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A list of the undergraduate modules offered by the Department of Economics in 2022/23.

First Year Modules | Second Year ModulesFinal Year Modules | Elective Module Portfolio


Module Selection

If you're a continuing BSc Economics student please visit the Economics Student Support Hub for more information about module choices. 

Students in other departments

If you're not based in Department of Economics but are interested in taking some electives with please check our students in other departments page. 

Economics Skills Lab

You can participate in these zero-credit optional modules throughout your time at UCL. The module(s) complement the BSc Economics curriculum.

Explore Econ

Every year the Department of Economics runs an undergraduate economics conference towards the end of Term 2 where you'll present your own research to your peers and staff in the Department. 


First Year Modules 

ECON0002Economics Full Year 
ECON0010Mathematics for EconomicsFull Year
ECON0005Statistical Methods in EconomicsTerm 1
ECON0006Introduction to Mathematics for EconomicsTerm 1
ECON0008History of Economic ThoughtTerm 1
ECON0004Applied Economics Term 2
ECON0007The World EconomyTerm 2
ECON0009Introduction to Economic ThinkingTerm 2

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Second Year Modules

ECON0013MicroeconomicsFull Year
ECON0016Macroeconomic Theory and PolicyFull Year
ECON0019Quantitative Economics and EconometricsFull Year
ECON0020Quantitative Economics and Econometrics 1ATerm 1
ECON0015Intermediate Microeconomics: Microeconomics of the Firm (for Affiliate or BASc students) Term 1 
ECON0017Closed Economy Macroeconomics (for Affiliate or BASc studentsTerm 1 
ECON0121Economic History*Term 1
ECON0050Economics of the Public Sector*Term 1
ECON0054Economics of Development*Term 1
ECON0114Computational Methods for EconomistsTerm 1
ECON0014Intermediate Microeconomics: Microeconomics of the Household (for Affiliate or BASc students)Term 2
ECON0018Open Economy Macroeconomics (for Affiliate or BASc students subject to approval)Term 2
ECON0047Economics of Labour*Term 2
ECON0048Economics of FinanceTerm 2
ECON0023International Trade*Term 2
ECON0052Environmental Economics*Term 2
ECON0056Economics of EducationTerm 2
ECON0123Network Science for EconomistsTerm 2
ECON0055Economics of Science*Term 2

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Final Year Modules

ECON0024Economic Policy AnalysisFull Year
ECON0117Economics Undergraduate Research Dissertation*Full Year
ECON0113Advanced Economics of FinanceTerm 1
ECON0115Topics in Household Economics*Term 1
ECON0021MicroeconometricsTerm 1
ECON0022Econometrics for Macroeconomics and FinanceTerm 1
ECON0027Game TheoryTerm 1
ECON0028Economics of Growth*Term 1
ECON0029Economics of InformationTerm 1
ECON0033Economics of Inequality*Term 1
ECON0040Behavioural EconomicsTerm 1
ECON0042Economics Undergraduate Research Project*Term 1
ECON0110Gender and Ethnicity in the Economy*Term 1
ECON0121Economic History*Term 1 
ECON0050Economics of the Public Sector*Term 1
ECON0054Economics of Development*Term 1
ECON0114Computational Methods for Economists Term 1
ECON0025Economics of Competition Policy* expected to run 2022/23 - more information to followTerm 2 
ECON0026Topics in Industrial EconomicsTerm 2 
ECON0030Issues in Economic Development*Term 2
ECON0001Economics of Financial MarketsTerm 2
ECON0038Economics of Money and Banking*Term 2 
ECON0039Advanced MacroeconomicsTerm 2
ECON0041Economics of Migration and Job SearchTerm 2
ECON0042Economics Undergraduate Research Project*Term 2
ECON0047Economics of LabourTerm 2
ECON0122Advanced Topics in International Economics*Term 2
ECON0023International Trade*Term 2
ECON0052Environmental Economics*Term 2
ECON0053Economics of Tax Policy* expected to run 2022/23 - more information to followTerm 2
ECON0056Economics of Education Term 2
ECON0123Network Science for EconomistsTerm 2
ECON0055Economics of Science*Term 2

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* These module include an assessed research component; it is mandatory for BSc Economics students to take at least one 15-credit module with a research component in their final year.


Elective module portfolio

The modules below are open to Students in other departments who have no prior knowledge or study of economics.

ECON0008History of Economic ThoughtTerm 1
ECON0044An Introduction to Applied Economic AnalysisTerm 1
ECON0011Basic Microeconomic ConceptsTerm 2

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